Ayr Utd 4
Dundee Utd 2
League (Division One)

Ayr Utd 

4 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, April 15th, 1972
Somerset Park. Att. 4,203
3:00 PM Kick-off

George McLean (15)
George McLean (pen)(40)
George McLean (76)
George McLean (84)
Sandy White (70)
Ian Mitchell (75)

Team Managers
Ally MacLeod Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ally McLean
Jim McFadzean
John Murphy
Alex McAnespie
Stan Quinn
Joe Filippi
Johnny Graham
George McLean
Alex Ingram
Alex McGregor
Johnny Doyle
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Frank Kopel
Stuart Markland
Jackie Copland
George Fleming
Billy Gray
Ian Mitchell
Pat Gardner
Kenny Cameron

Davie McCulloch Sandy White

None. Sandy White for Stuart Markland (46)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

S Anderson (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Manager Jim McLean decided to stick with the team who beat Hearts the previous week for this one at Somerset Park.

Ayr took the lead after just 15 minutes in this match when big George McLean collected a neat chip from Graham and he slotted home. Five minutes from the interval Ayr moved further ahead. This time Copland pulled down George McLean as he bore down on goal. George McLean picked himself up and scored the penalty kick that was awarded.

United substituted White for Markland and went in search of a goal that would inspire hope. Indeed, while they may only have been looking for one to spark a comeback, United scored two in five minutes to level the game. First, Sandy White scored in the 70th minute and then Ian Mitchell equalised five minutes later. However, the parity lasted no more than a minute when George McLean scored his hat-trick and then with five remaining George McLean got an incredible fourth goal to seal the match for Ayr United.

Squad Statistics (as at April 15th, 1972)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 34 - 65 -
Jackie Copland25 27113913
Frank Kopel23 6161
Andy Rolland29 37819721
Stuart Markland24 25 - 852
Doug Smith35 30149510
Billy Gray26 301301
George Fleming23 9191
Ian Mitchell25 144286129
Pat Gardner28 10 - 10 -
Kenny Cameron28 23811064
Sandy White (sub)21 124124

League Table (as at April 15th, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.